University of Southern Queensland among best young universities in the world

Research and international outlook strength accelerates University of Southern Queensland to 55th in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings

The University of Southern Queensland has jumped more than 30 places to 55th in the prestigious 2023 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, which list the world’s best universities that are 50 years old or younger.

The University performed strongly in the categories of research citations and international outlook.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie said it was confirmation of the University’s standing on the world stage.

“This is excellent news for the University of Southern Queensland,” Professor Mackenzie said.

“Our research in key flagship areas of space and defence, agriculture, health, and regional development has a significant impact across the world.

“This outstanding ranking is further proof of our commitment to global excellence.”

A key factor in the Times Higher Education Rankings is international outlook, which assesses international collaboration and the proportion of international staff and students.

Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) Professor Ren Yi said the University’s ability to attract international students and staff and attract academic and research partners from around the world contributed to the excellent result.

“The University of Southern Queensland’s ranking reflects our commitment to research excellence and is underpinned by our extensive network of international collaborations and partnerships,” Professor Yi said.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the only global performance table that assesses research-intensive universities across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

The Young University Rankings is based on the same performance indicators as the flagship ranking with the weightings adjusted to give less prominence to reputation.

Learn more at the Times Higher Education World University Rankings website.

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